This review is devoted to T Typ 701 that Leica has first introduced to the public in Apr 24, 2014. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #99 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #186 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Leica T Typ 701 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Leica T Typ 701. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.
Leica T Typ 701 has the following external dimensions 134 x 134 x 33 mm (52.76 x 27.17 x 12.99″) with the weight of 384 g.
The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Leica T Typ 701, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Leica T Typ 701 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Leica T Typ 701 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Leica T Typ 701 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Leica T Typ 701 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Leica T Typ 701 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Leica T Typ 701 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Leica T Typ 701 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Leica T Typ 701 has the following ISO range 125 - 12500 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Leica T Typ 701 features a 16.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Leica T Typ 701, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 75 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Leica T Typ 701’s sensor.
Leica T Typ 701 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Leica T Typ 701 with other standard sensor sizes.
Leica T Typ 701 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,300k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic (optional) ViewFinder.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Leica T Typ 701 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
T Typ 701 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
In addition, T Typ 701 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Leica T Typ 701, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Leica T Typ 701 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 formats.
Leica T Typ 701 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Leica T Typ 701 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Leica T Typ 701 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, T Typ 701 is equipped with USB 2.0 port. that make it possible to connect T Typ 701 with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Leica T Typ 701 provides a shooting life of 400, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.
Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro Mirrorless category, Leica T Typ 701 offers the highest battery life that reaches 400 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Leica T Typ 701’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Leica T Typ 701’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the T Typ 701 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica T Typ 701 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica T Typ 701 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica T Typ 701 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica T Typ 701 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Leica T Typ 701 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 75. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica T Typ 701 can be called a 75 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Leica T Typ 701 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 1. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica T Typ 701 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
No Significant Disadvantages
After carefully reviewing how well Leica T Typ 701 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Leica T Typ 701 can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Model||T Typ 701|
|Announced||Apr 24, 2014|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Leica T|
|Number of Lenses||3|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||1,300k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||75|
|DxO Color Depth||23.0|
|DxO Dynamic Range||12.7|
|DxO Low Light ISO||1082|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||370.52 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4944 x 3278|
|Max Native ISO||12,500|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||125|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||134 x 69 x 33 mm|
|Battery Life||400 shots|
|Battery Type||400 shots|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|